October 11th, 2012
HARRISBURG â€” Governor Tom Corbett today proclaimed Oct. 14-20 as Teen Driver Safety Week, noting two significant pieces of legislation that he signed into law in the past year aimed at increasing safety for teens.
Corbettâ€™s proclamation coincides with the safety weekâ€™s national observance.
In the past year, Corbett signed Act 81, which enhanced teen driver safety by strengthening the graduated driver licensing law, and Act 84, which requires safety training for 16- and 17-year-olds seeking motorcycle licenses.
In observation of Fire Prevention Week, the Crystal Fire Department held an Open House at their main station on Erie Avenue on Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. Firefighters were on hand as they hosted a children's obstacle course, showcased their several trucks and their uses and performed a demonstration on the ladder truck. The department's archives were on hand for public view as well.
St. Marys City Council will be holding its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Room of City Hall, 11 LaFayette St.
Items on the agenda include: Managerâ€™s Report, Treasurerâ€™s Report, Approval of Expenditures;
Subdivision Applications: Thomas and Emily Landis, S. Paul Road, Elizabeth A. Forster, E. Eschbach Road, Lavern Kreckel III, Windfall Road;
Topics for discussion: Land Development Application for Swissmont Nursery, 1319 Rosely Road;
Chamber of Commerce request for free parking;
Kaul & Hall Leases;
Jane "Jennie" Francis, 93, of Silver Creek Terrace, St. Marys, formerly of Johnsonburg and St. Marys, died at the Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys on Thursday morning, Oct. 11, 2012 following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 3, 1919 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Stephen and Grace Scrivo Vavala.
She married William "Bill" Francis on March 6, 1943; he preceded her in death in August of 1986.
She had resided in St. Marys for the past three years, had lived in Johnsonburg from 1987 to 2009 and had lived in St. Marys prior to 1987.
Charles B. Wolff, 85, of Daguscahonda, died on Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, 2012 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following a brief illness.
He was born May 28, 1927 in St. Marys, a son of the late Miles R. and Margaret Watson Wolff.
On July 2, 1949 in Ridgway, he married E. Louise Eynon Wolff, who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 1998.
Mr. Wolff retired from Stackpole Carbon as a truck driver and was a member of their Quarter Century Club. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Ridgway Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Lorraine Shirley McDowellÂ died on Sept. 16, 2012 after a courageousÂ battle withÂ multiple myeloma.
She was born July 11, 1962 in Syracuse, N.Y. She grew up in Emporium, where she graduated from Cameron County High School in 1981.
Marie Pesa Rollick, 95, formerly of St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 in Deltona, Fla.
She is survived by her son Ronald, daugher-in-law Patricia, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
RIDGWAY - Representatives of the Williamsport-based Larson Design Group gave a presentation about their subsidiary company's treatment of water used in the gas and oil drilling industry to members of the Elk County Gas Task Force on Monday morning.
JOHNSONBURG - A Ridgway woman charged with theft after allegedly failing to return a laptop computer to her former employer following her resignation was in District Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge George A. "Tony" King.
ST. MARYS - Compliance with new legislation signed into law by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal at Penn State University was discussed at a recent meeting of the St. Marys Area School District Board of Directors.